I am espoused to Him whom the angels serve.
Sun and moon stand in wonder at His beauty.
~from the Rite of Consecration to a Life of Virginity
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The greatness of God's mercy
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness. ~Lamentations 3:22-23
“We look at the sky, there are many, many stars; but when the sun rises in the morning, the light is such that we can’t see the stars. God’s mercy is like that: a great light of love and tenderness. God forgives us, not with a decree, but with his love, healing the wounds of sin. Because He is involved in forgiveness, He is involved in our salvation. So when Jesus acts as confessor to the woman he does not humiliate her, he does not say: ‘What have you done? When did you do it? How did you do it? With whom did you do it?’ No! He says: ‘Go and do not sin again!’. God’s mercy is great, Jesus’s mercy is great. Forgive us and heal us!” ~Pope Francis, 4/7/14 Homily
Dear Lord, let me be glad and rejoice in Your mercy. Amen.